Festivals Galore!

It doesn't matter where you live or where you are traveling in California. No matter where you go, there is bound to be a festival, event, craft fair, hobby show or some other gathering. Festivals can provide a great way to explore new dimensions of the region you are visiting and expand your knowledge of whatever is being showcased. Did I mention people watching? Well it can't get much better than at a local event.

Camp-California.com has over 150 different festivals listed either by region or by type. Choose Food & Wine, Sporting, Wildlife, Music, or Just for Fun. You are bound to find an event you don’t want to miss! Explore California’s Festivals>

Forests – An American Heritage

Continuing our series on "Buy it Where You Burn it," check out this 1976 Bicentennial Commercial focusing on our American Forest heritage. It’s pretty cool.

And as you camp this summer, please remember to not move firewood, either for camping or for your home.  Two invasive species are attacking California's oaks.  Please help us minimize the spread and protect our forests.



Summer Camping Ideas

Camp-California has consolidated some great camping options for the summer. Check out these cool locations and fun activities

Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Entice Adventure Travel — Southern California families looking for unique activities and attractions can find them in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The region’s campgrounds also offer unique activities, from zip lines to evening star talks and Bigfoot encounters, as well as rental accommodations ranging from covered wagons to furnished safari tents, tipis, yurts, park model cabins and cottages as well as classic Airstream trailers and “Canned Hams” Read More>

Sierra Nevada Foothills with Rental Cabins and Onsite Activities — As summer heats up the San Joaquin Valley across California, the idea of camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is becoming a thought too enticing to ignore. With this in mind, Camp-California.com has assembled a short list of some of the more popular camping destinations in the Sierra from Auburn southward to Kernville. Read More>

Check out these Cool Camp-California Destinations

RV Park with San Francisco Access! - Welcome to Marin Park! Right off 101, we are the closest recreational vehicle park to San Francisco--just 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. See San Francisco without a car… it’s so easy! Read More>

Cotillion Gardens RV Park - Cotillion Gardens RV Park is located near Santa Cruz, California, nestled in the giant redwoods and San Lorenzo River. Read More>

Snug Harbor RV Park - Snug Harbor is one of the few truly waterfront or riverfront parks in the amazing Sacramento River Delta area of Northern California. Read More>

Have a Motorhome? Consider the Family Motor Coach Association!

Since 1963, Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has issued more than 400,000 memberships. With approximately 80,000 active member families, FMCA is the world’s largest motorhome owners group.

If you're a motorhome owner, here are seven quick reasons you should. Read More>


Featured Region - California’s Sierra Nevada

The High Sierra region runs from Lake Almanor in the north, down to Tehachapi in the south, from the Nevada border west to the Gold Country. Home to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain range, the highest on the continent, it is an outdoor-adventure seeker's paradise.

Notable features of the region include Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet, the highest point in the contiguous United States; and Yosemite Valley sculpted by glaciers out of 100-million-year-old granite. The Sierra is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas, and two national monuments. These areas include Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks. Read More>

Camp-California.com has dozens of ideas to make your High Sierra camping trip one to add to the photo album!

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High Sierra Road Trippin’

Tree Bark Rubbing - Take some construction paper and crayons outside on a dry day. Hold the paper against a tree (you may need an extra pair of hands) and rub it all over with the side of a crayon to capture the bark’s texture. Try this with different kinds of trees or with different colors of construction paper or crayons to see what kinds of patterns and images you can make.

Tip: For older kids, cut the different rubbings into small squares and then glue them on another sheet to make a mosaic picture.

Provided courtesy of Naturerocks.org>


Eyes on the Road


To end this issue of California Campin’, we bring you a fascinating, interactive, reminder to keep your “Eyes on the Road.” The technology is simply amazing!

Be safe this summer



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